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The Great Lakes Calendar features events from around the region that may be of interest to Great Lakes stakeholders, with a focus on professional conferences and events relevant to research, science, policy, and education. If you have an event you would like to publicize, please submit it below!

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March 2019

Talk Climate Institute

March 25 - March 26
Duluth, MN

Join Climate Generation for a two-day engaging workshop to learn new ways to have conversations about climate change that build respect and understanding. Participate in interactive sessions that incorporate reflective writing and listening, activities, visual art, and storytelling. Discover your own personal climate story, and learn how to use it as a tool to inspire solutions. Get empowered to take action on climate change, and make a difference in your community!

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2019 Michigan Watershed Summit

March 27
East Lansing, MI

The 2019 Michigan Watershed Summit is hosted by the Michigan Water Environment Association, partnered with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The purpose of this summit includes bringing together as many of Michigan's watershed groups as possible, and providing an opportunity for speakers from other organizations to share information and updates.

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14th Annual Lake Erie Conference

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Perrysburg, OH

The 14th Annual Lake Erie Conference will take place March 29, 2019, from 9-3 at WW Knight, Perrysburg, Ohio. Learn about harmful algae reductions from the folks who administer the programs. In addition, learn about one of the algae sources: manure. There will also be presentations about plastics in Lake Erie and the reintroduction of sturgeon.

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April 2019

Delta Institute: Delta Social

April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Chicago, IL

You’re invited to Delta Institute’s spring fling, the Delta Social! There will be delicious beer from Lagunitas Brewing, food, and games. Join fellow sustainability professionals and citizens for a social event supporting Delta’s work solving complex environmental challenges across the Midwest.

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2019 State of Lake Erie Meeting

April 11 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Hamburg, NY

New York Sea Grant and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will present the annual State of Lake Erie Meeting on April 11, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Southtowns Walleye Association Club House, 5895 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg, N.Y.

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2019 Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention and Water Action Volunteer Symposium

April 12
Stevens Point, WI

The annual Lakes Partnership Convention and Water Action Volunteers Symposium will take place in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. This year's theme, "Pay it Forward," is a popular concept. When someone does something for you, instead of paying that person back directly, you pass it on to another person instead. This practice can certainly be seen with lake and stream volunteers, professionals in natural resource management, and all those who value our precious water resources.

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May 2019

Great Lakes St. Lawrence Collaborative Summit

May 1
Toronto, ON

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Collaborative's Great Lakes Summit is being held on Wednesday, May 1, in Toronto, Ontario. Hosted by Expert Panel co-chairs Gord Miller and Jean Cinq-Mars, and attended by stakeholders, government officials and issue table members, this event will provide the first reveal of the Great Lakes draft recommendations on toxics management, beaches and bacteriological contamination, climate change, and nutrients.

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Great Lakes Economic Forum

May 6 - May 8
Cleveland, Ohio

Launched in 2015, the Forum is the only binational conference in the Great Lakes Region that brings all levels government together with business, academia, and the non-profit sector to co-design new ways of positioning the Region to compete in today’s globalized economy while enhancing the well-being of the Region’s citizens and protecting the Great Lakes for future generations.

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Great Lakes Regional Watershed Protection Summit

May 7 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Detroit, MI

The Huron River Watershed Council, Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, and Huron Pines, all Healthy Watershed Consortium grantees, are partnering to host a Great Lakes Regional Watershed Protection Summit on Tuesday, May 7 in Detroit, MI.

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Great Lakes Restoration Conference

May 8 - May 9
Detroit, MI

The Healing Our Waters - Great Lakes Coalition’s annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference attracts more than 300 people from across the region to discuss cross-cutting and cutting edge Great Lakes issues. This year’s conference is now scheduled to be held at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit, Michigan, May 8-9, 2019.

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